David Adenuga, Bauchi
An unidentified physician in Bauchi State contaminated ten of his members of the family together with his final little one, a 9 yr outdated son after testing constructive for coronavirus.
Chairman, State Main Well being Care Improvement Company (BSPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Muhammed who disclosed this to the Nation in Bauchi ,the state capital on Sunday stated although 9 of the household had been lately discharged , however the 9 yr outdated son remained in isolation as he is but to recuperate.
Dr. Mohammed additional disclosed that the physician might have contracted the virus whereas treating COVID-19 sufferers however he refused to permit himself to be handled thereby exposing his members of the family to the lethal virus.
”The physician and 9 of his members of the family had been lately discharged however the final little one, the 9 yr son continues to be in isolation. When the physician acquired contaminated, as an alternative of permitting different medical doctors to handle him , he went dwelling with it. He should have positioned himself on a sick function and permit others to deal with him, you’re a health care provider doesn’t imply you’ll be able to deal with your self of covid-19, ” he warned.
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Dr. Mohammed , nonetheless, suggested contaminated well being staff to submit themselves for remedy including that no fewer than 24 well being staff have examined constructive up to now for the novel virus, with 17 from Azare group in Katagum Native Authorities Space whereas 7 had been contaminated in Bauchi Native Authorities.
Mohammed, who doubles because the Chairman, Contact Tracing Committee on COVID-19 within the state additionally recognized denials by contaminated sufferers as one of many challenges well being staff are going through within the state.
In keeping with him, well being staff most occasions might have had contact with an contaminated affected person earlier than understanding his or her Covid-19 standing.
He due to this fact suggested contaminated sufferers to at all times succumb to remedy saying denial posed a larger danger to the society.